Latest Highlights:

29 March Osprey at Loscoe Dam, Red Kite over Hayfield and 21 Waxwings again in Darley Abbey

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DOS News


NOW AVAILABLE!!! Derbyshire Bird Report 2015

DBR 2015 Cover

The latest Derbyshire Bird Report published November 2016. Complete Systematic List for the 211 species seen in Derbyshire in 2015, Crag Martin and Iberian Chiffchaff – new species for Derbyshire, Red-throated Pipit on Ludworth Moor and more

Click here to order

Derby Peregrines

Catch up on all the Peregrine news at Derby Cathedral Peregrine Project here

For streaming live video and sound click here.



2017 Subscriptions

Thanks to all our members who have paid their 2017 subscriptions and noted the increase to £17. There are number of members who have not paid yet - please do so soon or you will be removed from membership and will not receive the 2016 DBR


Please see here for some important field trip updates e.g. 29 April trip to Cannock Chase

2016 records - Time is running out

The deadline for reciept of any 2016 records you have not already submitted is Easter (Sunday 16 April). Any received after that date will not be considered for the 2016 Derbyshire Bird Report

More help with records submission is now available

Following suggestions from users a new spreadsheet is available to help you submit your records click here. The Submit a Record form is intended for a small number of records and this spreadsheet for occasions where you want to submit more than 5-10 records. Instructions are supplied on the spreadsheet

Wildlife Crime

If you witness or suspect wildlife crime then please contact the police (ask for a Wildlife Crime Officer) or RSPB. Your information will be dealt with in confidence but if, for any reason, you are reluctant to take either of those routes then please at least pass the information to Crimestoppers by ringing 0800 555111

The Birds of Derbyshire

Some excellent reviews recently e.g. in British Birds. For details of the new DOS book and how to order click here

See the Meetings and Trips page for the 2016-2017 Indoor Meetings and Fieldtrip programme dates

Check out the Carsington Bird Club website

You can let us know what you think or make suggestions for improvements using the feedback form. One or two users have reported issues with the contacts details overlaping the bird news. Please let me know if you have seen this problem, preferably with a screen shot, see here if you do not know how to take a screenshot


Meetings and trips


The next indoor meeting will be on Friday 31 March 2017 (AGM) at the Evergreen Club, Allestree

The next planned Field Trip is on Saturday 1 April to Cannock Chase

More Details

  Site restrictions

Birdwatchers are are asked to respect the following restrictions:

  • Willington GP: Please stay on the main tracks, do not use the gravel company roads and stay away from the water on the Canal Pit
  • Foremark Reservoir: No access at any time to the area along the dam wall or the the west side of the reservoir
  • Ambaston GP: Please stay on the public footpath
  • Drakelow NR: Please do not walk in front of the main hide
  • Aston-on-Trent GP: This is a private working gravel pit with permit only access during working hours. The closer pits can be viewed from the A50 slip road with a telescope but no access should be attempted AT ANY TIME (or you will have to explain yourself to the local constabulary!)

Safety first!

Respect landowner's privacy

"The interests of the bird comes first"

Birdwatchers code of Conduct


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